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Selena Gomez's Spring Breakers Wins Box-Office Battle of Ex-Disney Girls Over Lindsay Lohan's InAPPropriate Comedy
By SP_COP on March 24, 2013 | From www.eonline.com
Selena Gomez's Spring Breakers Wins Box-Office Battle of Ex-Disney Girls Over Lindsay Lohan's InAPPropriate Comedy It was a tale of two-plus Disney alums at the weekend box office.

On one end of the spectrum was Spring Breakers, the very R-rated comedy starring Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, which crashed the Top 10 in its wide-release debut.

And on the other end—the far, faraway end—was InAPPropriate Comedy, the raunchy R-rated sketch comedy movie featuring Lindsay Lohan, which tanked.

The Croods opens at No. 1

Hollywood.com box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian called Spring Breakers' $5 million Friday-Sunday take from some 1,100 theaters (compared to The Croods' 4,000-plus or Admission's 2,000-plus) "pretty-darn impressive," especially for an exploitation film by a cult filmmaker (Gummo's Harmony Korine).

"I think the marketing has been solid for the film," Dergarabedian said in an email Sunday. "Effectively working the bikinis and guns imagery has definitely had a positive effect on the box office."

"Oh, and of course having Vanessa Hudgens [and] Selena Gomez in the mix certainly raised awareness among their fanbases, and help[ed] boost the numbers."

For Hudgens, a High School Musical alum, Spring Breakers is a change of box-office fortune after disappointments huge (Sucker Punch) and small (Bandslam).

For Gomez, the former star of Wizards of Waverly Place, the movie's success could be a career-changer, given that it's her first foray outside of kid-friendly flicks like Ramona and Beezus and Monte Carlo....
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